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Our 'Featured Products' button is back

Posted by Carol Truitt on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 @ 16:09 PM



It had started off great.

Some months ago we had a Featured Products button that enabled you to click once and be presented with the latest developments in Ludlum Measurements, Inc. instrumentation and services. It was all lovely until that day that something happened and it all vanished. Attempts to bring it back were futile.

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Sept 20 & 21: Instrument Repair & Calibration Course

Posted by Carol Truitt on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Ludlum Measurements will be holding a Repair & Calibration class in conjunction with the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society meeting.

This will be an intensive two-day training course that involves calibration, repair and maintenance on Ludlum manufactured instruments. The training is scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, September 20-21, 2016 to enable those participating in the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society's Technical Meeting and Affiliates' Fair to get added value for their travel.

Note also that this Repair & Calibration course is approved for 32 continuing education credits by the American Academy of Health Physics. The cost for this class is $500 per attendee. For further details on covered topic visit the Ludlum Training Courses website page.

Class size is limited to 12 attendees, and has a 5-person minimum. Early registration & payment is encouraged. Accommodations and meals are not covered by the course fee. The course will break for lunch for approximately one hour each day.

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Topics: calibrate, repair, training

It's Almost Back to School Time

Posted by Carol Truitt on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 @ 14:08 PM

Ludlum Measurements will be holding a Repair & Calibration class in conjunction with the South Texas Chapter of the Health Physics Society meeting. The course, which has been granted continuing education credits by the American Academy of Health Physics, is planned for Sept 20 and Sept 21 to immediately preceed the meeting. It will cost $500 per person and will be held for a minimum of 5 registered attendees.

We will have more details soon, so watch this space.

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Topics: calibrate, repair, training, instruments

Shall We Meet?

Posted by Carol Truitt on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Spokane, Washington is located in the USA’s Pacific Northwest, while Fort Lauderdale is sited along the Atlantic coast in southeast Florida. Other cities scattered across around the country include Las Vegas, Nevada, Lexington, Kentucky, Chicago, Illinois, and Charleston, South Carolina, and many others. Why do we mention them? We do so because at least one of these cities is bound to be within easy range of travel for you.

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Topics: exhibition, trade shows

The Answers Might be Blowing in the Winds

Posted by Carol Truitt on Mon, Nov 9, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

Ludlum Measurements, Inc. is a long-time contender in the radiation detection instrumentation industry. Fifty-plus years of innovation in designing state-of-the-art detectors, counters, scalers, and other items related to detection and measurement of radiation and contamination would seem to be enough to keep any company busy, but we have diversified our focus on nuclear power and its associated requirements to include wind-generated power.

Our company headquarters is based in Sweetwater, Texas, the administrative center of Nolan County. Due to its strategic location within the plains, ridges, and tablelands of the state, the wind is a near-constant force. With fossil fuels exacting steep costs both to the environment and to consumers’ pockets, ‘mining’ the wind became a huge growth industry in the early 2000’s.

Tall, some would say elegant, wind towers march across the landscape of west Texas. Trios of narrow blades, as sweeping and graceful as an arctic tern’s wings, rotate in near-silent stateliness that belies their genuine speed. The rotation causes the turbines to convert the moving air to electrical energy via a complex configuration of generators, converters, switches, and boards, and feed it to the transmission line far below near ground level. This is where the magic happens, where Ludlum Measurements’ engineers and technicians apply their expertise to the project.

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Time to Review Those A, B, Gs

Posted by Carol Truitt on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 07:08 AM

As evidenced by all the targeted merchandising, it’s back to school time in the USA, UK, and Canada. Pencils, pens, notebooks, PCs, and children’s clothing are being advertised to entice the consumer dollar through the doors during these weeks leading up to the school year. Other parts of the world community have similar marketing strategies prior to the start of their school years, too, although the academic year launches in other months. No matter when they’re held or how steep the discounts, getting ready to head back to school can be expensive. If only the classes were free!


In our industry we begin our schooling by learning our A, B, G’s – that is, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma, (along with Neutron) radiation. Conceiving, designing, engineering, perfecting, and manufacturing our famous line of instruments has kept our company in the ‘school of experience’ for over fifty years.

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Topics: training, alpha, beta, gamma, instruments

LMI is ISO 9001 Certified

Posted by Carol Truitt on Wed, Aug 5, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

We are pleased to announce that Ludlum Measurements, Inc. successfully completed a series of audits and reviews by ABS-Quality Evaluations, and has thereby been registered to ISO 9001:2008 certification (Registration Certificate No. 50745).

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Topics: Industrial Standards, QC, quality, certification, ISO cer, certificate, 50745

Nice Tan!

Posted by Carol Truitt on Tue, Jul 7, 2015 @ 10:07 AM


We are pleased to announce that one of our Ludlum Measurements, Inc. instruments guest starred in a recent episode of A&E’s “Storage Wars” reality program. The Model 177 Benchtop Counter, equipped with two external detectors, was discovered amid the jumbled boxes of random goods from a California storage unit. Because the rent for the unit had been left unpaid for 3 months, the contents were auctioned off in a single-lot, cash-only sale, as permitted by California law. The show continues with the purchaser reviewing the heretofore uninspected contents, estimating approximate dollar values for the individual items, and calculating the projected profits from their eventual resale. The Storage Wars’ season 7, episode 12, titled “High Stakes and Low Blows” showed Mr. Ivy Calvin outbidding the competition and winning one such auction.

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Topics: detector, ludlum measurements, survey meter, instruments

Presenting Ludlum's Non-Destructive Testing Kit

Posted by Carol Truitt on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 14:06 PM

Industrial radiography is the practice of using X-ray and gamma radiation to “see” defects or irregularities inside solid materials without requiring that the objects be removed, disassembled, or otherwise compromised for ongoing use should they pass inspection. The practice is becoming more widespread worldwide for its advantages both in terms of its economic benefits and versatility. Outlay for equipment for industrial radiography is significantly less, without compromising quality, than with other methods. In addition, this practice falls in the category of non-destructive testing. In other words, the materials may be thoroughly examined inside and out for fractures, weld quality, stress injury, or other issues without loss of integrity either in the items or in the findings.

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Topics: radiation detection, detector, hand held instrument, gamma, new instrument, radiation safety, instruments, testing

Visit us at HPS Meeting July 13-17 in Baltimore

Posted by Carol Truitt on Tue, Jul 8, 2014 @ 14:07 PM

Ludlum Measurements, Inc is attending the 59th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society in Baltimore Maryland, July 13 through the 17, 2014. Stop by Booth 400 to visit, ask questions, see a selection of our instruments, and enter a drawing to win the new Model 3000 Digital Survey Meter!*  (some conditions apply, see below)

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Topics: Radiation, radiation detection, detector, HPS, ludlum measurements, exhibition, alpha, beta, gamma, HPS Annual Meeting, convention, new instrument, Model 3000